ARRL contest scores online

frenaye at frenaye at
Wed Apr 19 22:43:05 EDT 1995

I haven't seen mention of it (unless it was posted when I was in 
black-hole mode) but the ARRL Contest Dept is now posting complete contest 
score information on the ARRL Info Server (and related FTP sites).  The 
intention is for the information to be posted the month after the contest 
results are printed in QST (ARRL members get it quicker!)

Scores from the 1994 ARRL 10 GHz, 1994 IARU HF Championship and 1994 ARRL 
160M contests are available now (file names:  10GHZ.SCR  IARU.SCR and 
160M.SCR).  There's a lot of additional information available - see below!

Thanks KR1R NF1J and K8CH!

73 - Tom

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E-mail: frenaye at  
Tom Frenaye, K1KI, P O Box 386, West Suffield CT 06093
Phone: 203-668-5444

>From H. Ward Silver" <hwardsil at  Thu Apr 20 03:59:32 1995
From: H. Ward Silver" <hwardsil at (H. Ward Silver)
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 1995 19:59:32 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Bouvet Split Technique and ethics
Message-ID: <Pine.3.07.9504191952.B17540-c100000 at>

On Thu, 20 Apr 1995, Bruce Strong wrote:
> >   
> >   On Tue, 18 Apr 1995, N6MM/W6BAB wrote:
> >   
> >   > > Ethics, schmethics...if you don't listen to the DX station and follow
> >   > > their instructions (even somewhat cryptic instructions) then I'd say your
> >   > > chances are pretty slim, regardless.  It was a fairly clever solution to
> >   > > some astounding pileups and separated the sheep from the goats rather 
> >   > > quickly.
> >   
> >   To me, and, evidently, just me, the ethics problem relates not to the
> >   cleverness of separating the 'sheep from the goats' but, by seemingly
> >   implying, or not making it clear, where he would be listening and,
> >   it also seems, to be giving out apparently misleading information -
> >   witness all your comments about the pileup being at the wrong place -
> >   the station is now taking up 3 places on the band; one for himself,
> >   one for the 'deserving', and one for the 'undeserving'.
> >   
> >   This would be ok, at least to me, if dx chaseing were the only game
> >   in town, but many, many amateur radio operators don't care to join
> >   the hunt and this technique necessarily clutters up the available
> >   spectrum more than other techniques might.
> >   
> >   Bruce
> >   hs0zbo at

This does raise certain considerations of bandwidth.  I think it depends
on how much "spreading" is done.  I think it's perfectly acceptable to use
20kHz on phone; 7 SSB channels out of 70 available.  40kHz would be really
pushing it and the 100kHz used by 5A0RR was "right out"!  I would even
consider the use of several "auxiliary" channels up and down the band to
be OK.

The irritation comes, I believe, from DX activity on channels that usually
are more or less pileup-free; above 14275, say.  So if a bunch of DXers
just pounce on 290, regardless of who might be there, it can be a serious
pain to the other users.  This is the DX station's fault - he or she
should have listened to find a clear frequency first, not just blindly
choose a spot.  It's also the responsibility of the callers not to QRM a
busy frequency!

But back to the real issue - using bandwidth over time.  It's entirely
fair to suggest that by using more spectrum at any one given time, the
amount of bandwidth required over an extended period is actually reduced. 
For example, wide pileups on Day 1 and 2 of a big expedition, followed by
small listening segments on the remaining days.  An expedition of very
limited duration, like BS7H, can't take advantage of the bandwidth-time
savings, though.  Hmmm, bandwidth (cycles/sec) multiplied by time (sec) is
a dimensionless quantity (channel-seconds?) that would measure the overall
efficiency of a DXpedition.  The smaller the quantity, the less the
disruption to the other users of the band.

So to address the bottom line, DXing (and contesting activity, too) should
not be simply spread out everywhere, anytime.  DX stations and their
callers should avoid disruption when possible.  However, there are
techniques that are useful to more quickly reduce the volume of callers,
thus reducing the amount of bandwidth required in channel-seconds.  This
generally makes everybody happier, DXer and non-DXer alike.  Furthermore,
the higher the rate, the less the perceived need for misbehavior on both

73, Ward N0AX

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